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Indonesian Futures Regulator BAPPEBTI Issues Rules on Crypto

BAPPEBTI has issued a ministerial regulation under No. 5/2019 for the implementation of physical markets for crypto assets in futures exchanges. Reported by the Jakarta Post, the regulation focuses governance principles for crypto asset trading, legal certainty and consumer protection. It also has a requirement to establish a physical market for crypto assets through electronic […]

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UK’s FCA Opens Consultation on Cryptoassets Guidance

Yesterday the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have opened consultation for their policy document “Guidance on Cryptoassets“. They are seeking feedback from the public regarding how cryptoassets should be regulated in the UK. The consultation period is open until 5th April 2019, and the final policy statement due this summer. Guidance on Cryptoassets seeks to […]

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French Tobacconists Start Selling Bitcoins

For those around Paris, that long-awaited moment of being able to purchase Bitcoin (BTC) along with a pack of fags has become a reality. Reported yesterday by Reuters, Keplerk–a fintech company–have now installed 6 Bitcoin ATM units around Paris. They hope to have 4,500 Tabacs (tobacconist shops) enrolled by February. Some people find it complicated […]

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SEC Delays VanEck/SolidX ETF Decision Until February

The SEC has confirmed yesterday that it would be delaying its decision on the VanEck/SolidX ETF. They will delay until the final date possible, 27 February 2019.  Full statement can be read here. This has come as no surprise to much of the public, who have been expecting the SEC to drag its heels delay for further […]

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